Technology news from Asiafruit

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the Asian fresh produce business, including updates on production and harvesting systems, sorting and grading machinery, packaging, coldstorage and controlled atmosphere, digital management, robots and automation, vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.


Dutch experts look to transform India’s fresh produce supply chains


Fruitnet’s Fresh Produce India event offers chance to learn how Dutch technology could open up new market opportunities for Indian fruit and veg suppliers

Bayer Generative AI tool

Bayer pilots generative AI tool for agriculture


System has been trained by Bayer agronomists and proprietary data to benefit farmers, agronomic advisors, and other industry users

Svilen Rangelov Elizabeth Oudkerk crop

Could fresh produce soon be flown around the world by drone?


As Qatar Airways Cargo’s Miguel Rodriguez underlines the importance of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers to its business, a more technologically advanced future appears on the company’s radar

Unitec Uni Robotics Uni Smart Pal Robot

Lights, camera, robots, action! Unitec marks centenary at cutting edge of innovation


One of the fruit and veg industry’s top technology providers has achieved a century in business, a remarkable milestone for a group that rolled out its first ever fruit sizer all the way back in 1924.

StePacPPC Xtend Exotic Mushroom

StePacPPC upgrades packaging to improve mushroom shelf-life


Breakthrough in packaging addresses shelf-life challenges for whole and sliced mushrooms

ABZ Innovation at Fruit Logistica

It’s not rocket science! Prepare for lift-off at Fruit Logistica 2024

2024-01-19T11:18:00+00:00In partnership with

Leading trade fair gears up for digital revolution in agriculture, with expanded focus on smart farming and technology startups

Chile Korea ephyto

Chile implements ePhytos for fruit exports to South Korea


Switching to electronic phytosanitary certificates in all destination markets would save Chile close to US$100m a year

Fruit Logistica Logistics Hub

Fruit Logistica’s fresh produce experts offer natural intelligence

2023-12-19T15:00:00+00:00In partnership with

Trade vistors can tap into the fresh produce industry’s largest gathering of experts and innovators and benefit from the exhibition’s unrivalled event programme

Fruitnet Pomegranate India

Vegrow raises US$46m in Series C funding round led by GIC


Fresh produce b2b marketplace will use new capital to drive its reach across India and fortify its global network

WayCool B

WayCool moves into Africa with YoLa Fresh alliance


Moroccan agribusiness marketplace YoLa Fresh partners with WayCool’s CensaNext


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Expansion positions CMI Orchards as Northwest cherry leaders


Acquisition of Starr Ranch Growers increases CMI cherry supply by 70 per cent 

The Avolution chief executive Antony Allen

Australian horticulture industry eyes Indian market


Hort Innovation study aims to identify opportunities and boost trade in the high-value market

Fresh Produce India panel discussion on imports

South African delegation to India excited by market potential


Extensive visit by South African fresh produce industry to India brings home positive vibes


Montague harvests first Australian volumes of Kissabel


Australian crop makes up part of global marketing campaign for the red-fleshed apple

Washington Apple Commission president Todd Fryhover

Washington Apple Commission president to retire


Todd Fryhover leaves the position after 18 years